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Zebrina

4.6 out of 5 (308 experiences)

Zebrina has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

spiderwort, inchplant, Tradescantia pendula Zebrina pendula, Wandering dude, Burgundy and monstera zebrina

Taxonomy

Tradescantia zebrina
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

What other plant parents say

Zebrina has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 229
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 188
Zebrina has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 160
Zebrina has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 57
Zebrina has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 34
Zebrina has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 32
Zebrina has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 28
Zebrina has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 12
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@Kaitlyn
Denver, Colorado
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Purple Tradescantia by Kaitlyn on Greg, the plant care app
08/03/2021

I’ve found over the years that these plants really do their best with bright light. They might tolerate lower light conditions for a while, but any time I’ve tried that, my plants, at least have ende…

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@Laura
Lake Jackson, Texas
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Keanu Leaves by Laura on Greg, the plant care app
07/28/2021

These plants are incredible. I have one huge plant in a hanging basket outside that is constantly blooming and growing like crazy with watering every 3 days or so. I also have 2 small plants inside t…

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@Unofficials…
Christchurch, Canterbury
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Apollo by Unofficialsheehan on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

I grew my zebrina from a $3 cutting last year and my god do these things grow and grow and grow! So easy to propagate as well, just put a stem in water and it roots within a week. These plants are h…

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@Mvdi_
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Shiksa by Mvdi_ on Greg, the plant care app
07/12/2021

Be careful once the plant starts to vine because I have mine hanging in a macrame, and I have to be really careful when I take it out to bottom water the plant so that the vines don’t break. Taking i…

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@Javabean4
Evansville, Indiana
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Cathleen by Javabean4 on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

I have had this plant a couple months now and she just grows like crazy. She’s in the northeast window so she gets morning sunlight and every couple of weeks or three, I hang her in the shower and gi…

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@Tuliptalons
Kenmore, New York
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Plum by Tuliptalons on Greg, the plant care app
08/07/2021

i’ve had this plant since buying it from an aldi in april, it was doing well but i had it inside away from a window so i think that’s why it started to decline. i just read up on it and see it needs …

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Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Sparkle by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
07/21/2021

Pros: grows endlessly and fast if given light Cons: grows endlessly and fast if given light, haha, is a weed in some places and is know to creep and take over gardens, planters and pots so be wary!,…

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@Emilytompki…
Salem, Virginia
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Nana by Emilytompkins on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This is one of my all time favorite plants. The beautiful shimmery purple and healthy leaves are a great conversation starter, as people constantly ask me if the plant is even real. It’s a very fast …

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@Theplanty1
Gainesville, Georgia
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Emerson by Theplanty1 on Greg, the plant care app
07/17/2021

Super easy to propagate, grows well indoors and out (slower in low light). I’ve literally forgotten to water my indoor Zebrina for weeks at a time and it still survived. My outdoor Zebrina grows thic…

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Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Pippin by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

I really wanted to love her. She looks so pretty in pictures, but she’s a little scraggly and fragile. As she grows, her under leaves die, making the plant look less than full. Also, I just found out…

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How to care for Zebrina

Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Zebrina in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Zebrina: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Zebrina may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Zebrina in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Zebrina

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Zebrina: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Zebrina after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Zebrina

Zebrina

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Greg recommends:

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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